So let's list the various sins of Mitch McConnell:
- He plotted from Day One of Barack Obama's Presidential administration to hinder, delay, and obstruct any agenda Obama had. McConnell did this while as Minority Leader using Senate rules of Cloture and Filibuster to prevent the Senate from voting on almost everything that came to the floor. You wanna know how Congress stopped working? This is one major part of the problem (the other part is goddamn Far Right Wingnuts)
|Look at how it DOUBLED when McConnell became Minority Leader (chart provided by The Week)|
- McConnell took the Obstructionist game to its most horrifying conclusion by blocking Obama's RIGHT AS PRESIDENT to nominate and fill a vacancy in the Supreme Court with Merrick Garland, blocking the nominee for a FULL YEAR - UNHEARD OF IN 200-PLUS YEARS OF CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT - all in the hopes of a Republican winning the 2016 Election to make sure the GOP retains political control of the Court. Well, the sonofabitch got what he wanted, denying Garland a legitimate seat on the Court and giving it to Gorsuch, a trump nominee with a shit-ton of red flags and a likelihood of making our lives worse. (and before any wingnuts show up here screaming "Biden Rule! It's Biden's idea!" let me point out that McCONNELL IS THE ONE WHO USED IT. This is the McConnell Rule. SUCK ON THAT)
- There have been reports - more of them coming out now as investigations into trump's dealings with Russian businessmen and trump handlers' dealings with Russian AGENTS get serious - that the Intelligence agencies informed Republican leaders in Congress as far back as October (maybe even in August) that trump's campaign was actively engaged with Russian hackers and other forces to manipulate the 2016 Elections. Word is, McConnell refused to do anything about it, accusing Obama of playing politics with the intel. As it becomes clearer that trump DID deal with the Russians to mess with the elections, it becomes likely that McConnell allowed treasonous acts to occur just so he could stay in power.
The deepest pit in Hell is not enough for McConnell.
And worse, every evil act he committed was rewarded by an American electorate who bought into McConnell's kabuki theater. Every time the Republicans obstructed and blocked Obama and the Democrats, they won more elections. Any attempt at accountability got flushed down the nation's toilet.
All that's left us is an America under the control of a wingnut-driven party that can't even compromise with itself.
All that's left us is an America under the control of a Congress that can't even unify under one party to get anything done (even the stuff that could make things worse).
All that's left us is an America under the thumb of a goddamn bankrupt con artist bully breaking constitutional rules and executive office ethics - and likely committing TREASON working with a foreign power against our country - all in the glory of his goddamn brand name.
Let me repeat: The deepest pit in Hell is not enough for Mitch McConnell.